• Ja'Niyah Jackson

Recipe: Funnel Cake

Funnel cake is a regional sweet food popular in North America, Funnel cakes are mainly found at carnivals, fairs, and amusement parks. Funnel cake was created by the Pennsylvania Dutch, a group of German immigrants who landed in Pennsylvania before the 19th century. Enjoy a good sweet, and powered Funnel Cake!


  • 2 eggs (beaten)

  • 1 1/2 cup (12floz/340ml) milk

  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) flour (sifted)

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups (24floz/675ml) vegetable oil

  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  • In a large bowl whisk together eggs and milk. Once the wet ingredients are combined add in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat until a smooth thin batter is formed.

  • Allow the batter to rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes while you make the strawberry sauce.

  • Line a cooling rack with a paper towel and set it aside. This is for the funnel cake to drain after frying.

  • Add the oil to a medium frying pan and allow to heat over medium heat.

  • Once the oil is hot transfer 1/4 cup of batter to a piping bag using a ladle or large spoon. Snip the tip of the piping bag and carefully stream the batter into the hot oil using a spiral motion, to form the classic funnel cake shape.

  • Fry for 2-3 minutes then gently flip using a spider or fish fryer. Allow frying for 1-2 minutes.

  • Using your spider gently remove the funnel cake from the oil and transfer it to the lined rack to drain and cool.

  • Repeat this process with the remaining batter until all of it is used.

  • Enjoy immediately!